Brown County Law Enforcement Warn Of Child Safety Seat Ruse

Brown County Sheriffs Office would like to alert the public of a possible child in danger ruse.

A motorist reported on Friday the 13th at approximately 6 p.m. in the vicinity of US 73 and Sunflower, a car seat was spotted along side the road with a purple blanket over the top which made it appear the child was still in the seat.

When the person went to check on the seat, two people in dark blue jeans and masks exited the ditch and advanced towards the motorist. One was wearing a dark blue hoodie. The concerned motorist got back in to their vehicle drove away and notified law enforcement immediately.

Officers from Atchison and Brown County Sheriffs Offices and Horton Police Department responded and no one was located. We are alerting the public that if they should see anything of a similar nature to call 911 immediately and do not stop until you reach a safe location to do so.

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Derek Nester was born and raised in Blue Rapids, and graduated from Valley Heights High School in May of 2000. He attended Cowley College in Arkansas City and Johnson County Community College in Overland Park studying Journalism & Media Communication. After stops at KFRM and KCLY radio in Clay Center, he joined KNDY in 2002 as a board operator and play by play announcer. Derek is now responsible for the digital content of Dierking Communications, Inc. six radio stations. In 2005 Derek joined the staff of KCFX radio in Kansas City as a production coordinator for the Kansas City Chiefs Radio Network, which airs on over 70 radio stations across 12 Midwest states and growing.